Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Starbucks doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 56

Starbucks has a DitchCarbon Score of 56 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a greater commitment to lowering their carbon footprint and enhancing their environmental performance.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Starbucks is a company in the beverages industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Starbucks in the United States benefits from a low carbon intensity rating in the region, indicating a smaller carbon footprint for its operations. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.

...this company is doing 20.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

Starbucks, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Seattle, operates in the beverages industry and has become a global icon for its coffee. The company offers a range of products including award-winning coffee, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended drinks, food, premium teas, and selected music offerings. Committed to ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship, and community engagement, Starbucks prides itself on being an inclusive employer and refers to its staff as partners.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Starbucks

Starbucks should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain, potentially cutting their emissions by 35%.

Good news, Starbucks has set science-based climate goals

Starbucks has established targets to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This commitment involves a strategic reduction in scopes 1 and 2 emissions, which encompass direct emissions from owned or controlled sources and indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

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